E X P L O R AT I O N A N D C O L O N I A L I S MW H I I . 4Age of Discovery
Europe’s QuestDuring the Age of Discovery Europe sought toexplore new landsThe expanding economies of European statesstimulated increased trade with markets in Asia.With the loss of Constantinople in 1453,European nations fronting the Atlantic sought new maritime routes for trade.#1 Reason to explore and discoverFind NEWsources of wealth!!!
New Markets and New LandsFactors Contributing to European Discovery of lands in the Western Hemisphere1.High demand for gold, spices, and natural resources in EuropeThrough overseas exploration, merchants and traders hoped ultimately to benefit from what they thought would be a profitable business2.Support for the diffusion of ChristianitySpread of Christianity
Competition?Factors Contributing to European Discovery of lands in the Western Hemisphere3.Political and Economic competition between European empiresCompetition for wealth in Asia among European nations was fiercePrompted explorers to seek new trade routes4.Innovations of European and Islamic origins in navigational artsNew tools
GPS?Why did European nations seek discovery?Prince Henry the NavigatorPioneering role of Prince Henry the NavigatorRole: established a school that studied navigation, mapmaking, and shipbuilding From PortugalHoped to find a new route to the Indiesand to explore West Africa
What were they looking for?Why are European Explorers trying to explore many new places?GOD, GOLD, GLORY (the 3 G’s)1.Find trade routes for gold, spices, and natural resources2.Spread Christianity3.New Ideas (New navigation technology from the Islam and European inventors)4.Prince Henry had already led the way!!
Exploration TimelineIn a small group you are going to create a timeline of events from the Age of Discovery. You will use your text book to find information about the explorers listed below. Place their accomplishments and other events of the Age of Discovery on the timeline in chronological order. After placing the dates, names, and event on the timeline explain in detail who or what it was and draw pictures. The title will be “The Age of Discovery” and then put the years your timeline ranges from.Ex. “The Age of Discovery 1400 to 1700”